Buckley Oak, Texas Red Oak, Buckley's Oak Quercus buckleyi - Quercus texana

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Botanical Name:

Quercus buckleyi

Family:

Fagaceae

Genus:

Quercus

Species:

buckleyi

Common Name:

Buckley Oak, Texas Red Oak, Buckley's Oak

Height:
45 - 75 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours. Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days. cold stratify for 60 days , or until radicle emergence.
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed. sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification. fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:


Quercus buckleyi , commonly known as Texas Red Oak or Buckley's oak , is a species of flowering plant in the Fagaceae family.
* Quercus texana , commonly known as Nuttall's Oak , is a fast growing large deciduous Oak tree native to North America from the lower Mississippi river valley from SE Missouri to Southern Louisiana and SE Texas and East through Mississippi to Central Alabama .
* It is endemic to the southern Great Plains of the United States .
* It is fast growing and usually has nice red fall colors, much more reliably so than the more popular Pin Oak.
* It is smaller and more likely to be multi-trunked than its close relative, the Shumard Oak . The two species are interfertile, and hybrids are common.
* It is still relatively obscure in the horticultural industry but is slowly gaining popularity due to its fast growth rate, ease of transplanting, good fall colors and ability to grow in wet soils.
* Its previous scientific name was Quercus texana which is now the scientific name for Nuttall's Oak and thus has led to much confusion when referencing this Oak. more...
* Its previous scientific name was Quercus nuttallii , but it is now known as Quercus texana , this has created much confusion with Texas Red Oak which was known as Quercus texana but is now known as Quercus buckleyi . more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov